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Discovery Academy is a behavior modification facility located in Provo, Utah.

It was founded in 1989 and at the present time they are able to detain 77 teenagers at their facility. A new addition to the facility are constructed west of the main campus.

They seem to work closely together with the wilderness program called Redcliff Ascent. They also have connections and internal links to another facility called Discovery Ranch. Discovery Academy is less a lockdown than Discovery Ranch.

The targetgroup is teenager aged between 13 and 18 years of age. The program last between 6 and 18 months.

Program structure


They used a isolation room called "ISU", but the use of it has been forbidden by the authorities [2].

In the news

A Orem resident was convicted of attempted rape and written false statement after he had sex with a 16 year old teenager, who was detained at the facility [3].

They are also mentioned in an article about a boy being held away from his mother by a relative [4].

They are also a part in a lawsuit brought against them from a mother to a boy, who is claimed to have been sexually assaulted by other detained teenagers [5].

They have been the target of a lawsuit made by the Disability Law Center [6].


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